直播We travelled near a month after this, the ways not being so good asat first, though still in the dominions of the Emperor of China,but lay for the most part in the villages, some of which werefortified, because of the incursions of the Tartars. When we werecome to one of these towns (about two days and a halfs journeybefore we came to the city of Naum), I wanted to buy a camel, ofwhich there are plenty to be sold all the way upon that road, andhorses also, such as they are, because, so many caravans comingthat way, they are often wanted. The person that I spoke to to getme a camel would have gone and fetched one for me; but I, like afool, must be officious, and go myself along with him; the placewas about two miles out of the village, where it seems they keptthe camels and horses feeding under a guard.体育直播吧体育
直播I walked it on foot, with my old pilot and a Chinese, being verydesirous of a little variety. When we came to the place it was alow, marshy ground, walled round with stones, piled up dry, withoutmortar or earth among them, like a park, with a little guard ofChinese soldiers at the door. Having bought a camel, and agreedfor the price, I came away, and the Chinese that went with me ledthe camel, when on a sudden came up five Tartars on horseback. Twoof them seized the fellow and took the camel from him, while theother three stepped up to me and my old pilot, seeing us, as itwere, unarmed, for I had no weapon about me but my sword, whichcould but ill defend me against three horsemen. The first thatcame up stopped short upon my drawing my sword, for they are arrantcowards; but a second, coming upon my left, gave me a blow on thehead, which I never felt till afterwards, and wondered, when I cameto myself, what was the matter, and where I was, for he laid meflat on the ground; but my never-failing old pilot, the Portuguese,had a pistol in his pocket, which I knew nothing of, nor theTartars either: if they had, I suppose they would not haveattacked us, for cowards are always boldest when there is nodanger. The old man seeing me down, with a bold heart stepped upto the fellow that had struck me, and laying hold of his arm withone hand, and pulling him down by main force a little towards him,with the other shot him into the head, and laid him dead upon thespot. He then immediately stepped up to him who had stopped us, asI said, and before he could come forward again, made a blow at himwith a scimitar, which he always wore, but missing the man, struckhis horse in the side of his head, cut one of the ears off by theroot, and a great slice down by the side of his face. The poorbeast, enraged with the wound, was no more to be governed by hisrider, though the fellow sat well enough too, but away he flew, andcarried him quite out of the pilots reach; and at some distance,rising upon his hind legs, threw down the Tartar, and fell uponhim.体育体育直播吧直播In this interval the poor Chinese came in who had lost the camel,but he had no weapon; however, seeing the Tartar down, and hishorse fallen upon him, away he runs to him, and seizing upon anugly weapon he had by his side, something like a pole-axe, hewrenched it from him, and made shift to knock his Tartarian brainsout with it. But my old man had the third Tartar to deal withstill; and seeing he did not fly, as he expected, nor come on tofight him, as he apprehended, but stood stock still, the old manstood still too, and fell to work with his tackle to charge hispistol again: but as soon as the Tartar saw the pistol away hescoured, and left my pilot, my champion I called him afterwards, acomplete victory.体育直播By this time I was a little recovered. I thought, when I firstbegan to wake, that I had been in a sweet sleep; but, as I saidabove, I wondered where I was, how I came upon the ground, and whatwas the matter. A few moments after, as sense returned, I feltpain, though I did not know where; so I clapped my hand to my head,and took it away bloody; then I felt my head ache: and in a momentmemory returned, and everything was present to me again. I jumpedupon my feet instantly, and got hold of my sword, but no enemieswere in view: I found a Tartar lying dead, and his horse standingvery quietly by him; and, looking further, I saw my deliverer, whohad been to see what the Chinese had done, coming back with hishanger in his hand. The old man, seeing me on my feet, camerunning to me, and joyfully embraced me, being afraid before that Ihad been killed. Seeing me bloody, he would see how I was hurt;but it was not much, only what we call a broken head; neither did Iafterwards find any great inconvenience from the blow, for it waswell again in two or three days.
体育直播We made no great gain, however, by this victory, for we lost acamel and gained a horse. I paid for the lost camel, and sent foranother; but I did not go to fetch it myself: I had had enough ofthat.体育详情